That same night Lester boarded up his windows and door and was moving stuff in his room and preparing for the day because he wanted to beat the 11:59 by being very careful not to die because he wanted to still live even though he heard the whistle of the 11:59 and his watch told the time was 11:59
During the next day Lester did nothing and was careful not to do anything harmful to him. He didn't even eat.
Then he felt a sharp pain in his chest and all of a sudden his chest felt like it exploded and then the 11:59 train came right into his room. He was terrified but then he saw one of his old Porter buddies, Tip, and Lester knew he was dead too and that he could not escape the 11:59 and then Lester felt peace and boarded the 11:59 with Tip.
When it became too dark to see anything Lester wanted to see the time because he wanted to know if it was 11:59 yet because that is when he knew the train was going to come but he didn't wanted to light a match because he was afraid of dying because of the 11:59